ROBERT G. CONLIN, 86 of Arthur, IL passed away at 8:00 A.M. on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, IL.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola, IL. Father Angel Sierra will officiate. Burial with Military Rites will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola, IL. A Rosary Service will be held at 7:45 P.M. on Wednesday at the church. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Robert was born on December 17, 1932 at home in Arthur, IL. He was a son of John A. and Zoe (Kellems) Conlin. He married Barbara Jane VonLanken on June 5, 1954 in Arthur, IL. She passed away on February 27, 2012.
Surviving are five children, Patricia Yoder and her husband Larry of Sullivan, IL, Robert Conlin Jr. of Canton, MI, John Conlin of Venice, FL, Alan Conlin and his wife Deonaha of Virginia Beach, VA and Michael Conlin and his wife Vickie of Champaign, IL. Also surviving are six grandchildren Greg Yoder and his wife Jennifer of Sullivan, Eric Yoder of New York City, NY, Adam Yoder and his wife Hayley of Savoy, IL, Curtis Yoder and his wife Kaylee of Shelbyville, IL, Cody Drew Conlin of Venice, FL and Andrew Michael Conlin of Champaign, IL; five great-grandchildren, Noah, Levi, Lexi, Collin and Everly and one brother, Al Conlin of Chula Vista, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Barbara, one sister and two brothers.
Robert was a 1950 graduate of Arthur High School. He was an Army Veteran. He lived his entire life in the house he was born in, except for the time he spent in the Army. He retired from USI in 1992 with 33 years of service and all the while he farmed the family farm.
Robert was a member of St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola, IL where he served as Head Usher for 30 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Arthur Lions Club and the Arthur American Legion Post 0479.
Robert truly enjoyed serving his church, his family and his community.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church in Arcola.